Portobello Cooking Class

By Tabitha

Laurie entered and won a free cooking class at Portobello’s and shares her experience.

Carnevale del Veneto was presented on January 31st by Tony and Cathy Mantuano at Portobello. I was blessed to get a free admission to this yummy repast!

I was heartily welcomed when I entered the villa Portobello. I was sent to Joe at the bar, who was giving event attendees Jeio Prosecco and peach Bellinis. I had iced tea and ended up with one sweet and one regular. Waiters walked around with pesto pizza and clams casino pizza. We were seated in a semi-private room with paper over white table clothes. In all, I could have had 4 slices of pizza and 2 – 3 glasses of wine. Chef Tony ran a well paced demonstration and answered questions. Everything used common ingredients and was rather easy to make. Cathy showed us how to make squid ink pasta.

I am not a fan of raw meat. The second course was carpaccio di manzo which is thinly sliced raw beef eye of round topped with arugula salad and parmigiano reggiano cheese. The salad had tiny thin celery slices and a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette. The carpaccio was excellent for raw …read more

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